Stendra Is The First And Only FDA-Approved Drug For Erectile Dysfunction That Can Be Taken As Early As 15 Minutes Before Sexual Activity. In clinical trials, it provided efficacy from start to finish. You can take with or without food and with moderate consumption of alcohol (up to 3 drinks).
Stendra is available in multiple dosages (50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg tablets).
Called the “herbal Viagra,” Panax ginseng (“red ginseng”) has solid research behind it. In 2008, researchers reviewed seven studies of red ginseng and ED. Dosages ranged from 600 to 1,000 mg three times daily. They concluded there was “suggestive evidence for the effectiveness of red ginseng in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.”
One small study published in 2005 also indicated Rhodiola rosea may be helpful. Twenty-six out of 35 men were given 150 to 200 mg a day for three months, and experienced substantially improved sexual function.
A natural hormone produced by the adrenal glands, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can be converted to both estrogen and testosterone in the body. Scientists make the dietary supplement from wild yam and soy.
The Massachusetts Male Aging Study showed that men with ED were more likely to have low levels of DHEA. Forty men with ED participated in another study published in 1999, in which half received 50 mg DHEA and half received a placebo once a day for 6 months. Those receiving the DHEA were more likely to achieve and sustain an erection.
An amino acid naturally present in the body, L-arginine helps make nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels to support a successful erection. In 1999, researchers studied men with ED. Thirty-one percent of those taking 5 grams a day of L-arginine experienced significant improvements in sexual function.
A second study published in 2003 showed that L-arginine (1.7 grams/day) combined with pycnogenol, a plant product from tree bark (40 mg, 2 to 3 times a day), restored sexual ability to 80 percent of participants after two months, and to 92.5 percent after three months.
Though studies are mixed, many show positive results when acupuncture is used to treat ED. A 1999 study, for example, found that acupuncture improved the quality of erection and restored sexual activity in 39 percent of participants.
A later study published in 2003 reported that 21.05 percent of ED patients who received acupuncture had improved erections. Other studies have shown conflicting results, but this treatment has potential and may work for you.
Antidepressants and other psychiatric medications:
Among the antihypertensive medications, thiazides are the most common cause of ED, followed by beta-blockers. Alpha-blockers are, in general, less likely to cause this problem.
Parkinson’s disease medications:
Antihistamine medications (certain classes of antihistamines are also used to treat heartburn):
High blood pressure medicines and diuretics (“water pills”):
Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)
Chemotherapy and hormonal medications:
Antiandrogens (Casodex, Flutamide, Nilutamide)
LHRH agonists (Lupron, Zoladex)
Aminocaproic acid (Amicar)
Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar, Avodart)
H2 blockers (Tagamet, Zantac, Pepcid)
NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, etc.)
Opiate analgesics (painkillers)
Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan)